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Son of a Beach

Son of a Beach
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Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-26
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70S, Sigma 18-200 mm (F3.5-6.3), Sigma UV 62 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-16 5:14
Viewed: 4169
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The sandy beaches and the marshy edges of the east shore of Lake Huron are tremendously rich in flowering plants -- this is Centaurea stoebe, a.k.a. Spotted Knapweed. Although it is a much prettier flower than its name suggests, it is classified in this province as a noxious weed, being both poisonous and difficult to control!
Thanks to Argus, Maurydv and Lousat for pointing me in the right direction!

The high speed at which this was shot was necessitated by high winds, a frequent occurrence along the lake this past summer.

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To Argus: frantically busy!Silke 1 03-16 11:39
To lousat: not sure!Silke 2 03-16 09:14
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Hi Silke,a very good pic of Centaurea scabiosa.Very good point of view and sharpness,excellent flower details and composition,just the saturation seems a little low.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hallo Silke,
a very beautiful macro shot of the Greater Knapweed, fine details and splendid natural colours, nice composition
Best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
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Hello Silke,
A very fine portrait of this species of Centaurea, the DOF being fine to emphasise the flower with nice sharpness and the colour contrast with the OOF bare BG is excellent.
Nice to see you back on TN!
Thanks and kind regards,

Ciao Silke, splendid light on lovely flower, excellent sharpness and wonderful bright colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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